Cockroach Control Los Angeles, Northridge
In southern California, many apartments complexes are plagued with german and brown banded cockroaches. Their "sputum" or regurgitated feces and presence in homes, presents a serious risk to individuals, primarily children and elderly with asthma. They contaminate eating utensils in kitchens, causing food poisoning and transmit gastrointestinal diseases, such as diarrhea & dysentery. Speedy's Pest Solutions can eliminate any cockroach infestation from your home or property for good!
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The most loathsome insect to invade homes and businesses is the cockroach. They are linked with contamination and unsanitary surroundings, however, they sometimes invade the cleanest of homes. It is common for cockroaches to transport many numerous bacteria and disease, however, they have not been affiliated with any major disease epidemic in the U.S.
Cockroaches also produce a leaky substance that has a hideous smell that alters zest in foods. Cockroaches can originate adverse reactions when susceptible people connect with the contaminated food or dust.
Three life stages can be found in a concentrated area. The eggshell or case is proportioned like a bean, containing 12 to 24 cockroach eggs.
Females will bear the eggs just before hatching. When the eggs hatch, baby cockroaches, or nymphs, surface.
Baby cockroaches are shaped smaller and are different in color to the adults. They are also little and have no wings. Their customs and food preferences choices are the equal as those of adults.
Cockroaches are nocturnal, so observation during daylight is a favorable indicator of a heavy infestation. They prefer dark areas, such as cracks and crevices, to rest and harbor. Even though cockroaches prefer starchy foods and meats, they will eat anything of animal or plant origin.
Although more than 50 species of cockroaches alone are found in the United States, only five are likely to be found in California:
One of the smaller species, 1/2 inch when full grown, it is light brown with a pair of parallel brown bars between the head and the front of the wings.
This species usually is associated with buildings where food is prepared or stored. It commonly migrates from infested areas into nearby dwellings or may be carried in on food containers. Favorite home habitats are warm, moist places, like kitchens, appliances, sinks, and heaters.
The largest cockroach pest species found in California, measuring up to 2 inches in length. It is reddish-brown with a yellow stripe around the head and around the shield behind the head.Occasionally found in homes, the American cockroach is more commonly is found in warm or hot, humid areas in commercial or industrial buildings. Boilers, Heating rooms or sewers are preferred
Brown Banded Cockroach
Similar in color and size to the German cockroach. It can be identified by the shortage of brown stripes on the shield in front of the wings and by the existence of two light bands over the abdomen and wings.
It chooses a hotter and drier environment than that of the German cockroaches. This cockroach is often found on the underside of furniture, appliances, fixtures and ceilings, especially electronics.
Medium in size between the American and the German cockroach, and much darker. Full grown adults have wings, reaching only the end of the abdomen. Many consider it the most disgusting of all common household cockroaches, mainly because of its strong odor.
It prefers dark, damp and cool areas which are why it often called a "water bug." Familiar dwellings include damp crawl spaces, basements sewer drains, and crawl spaces. Spring and fall are the two seasons when these cockroaches are most prevalent.